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THE MEMPHIS DAILY I EAL TUESDAY . JANUAKY S, 1878.
ATTDrTTQ A "P"PTT A T , BY UALIiAWAY & liKATIXti. Terms f Kabncriptlen. UaUjr 4k. "Weekly DULY: One copy, one month, by mall 1 Ore opjr, one year, Ly mall One copy, six months, by mall OO One copy, one vwtja-. In city One copy, one mouth, in city 1 1" WEEKLY i uuq cupj, viio ov . ..... One copy, si x months . . . . . oo ,. 1 JW Rate f AdTertlala. First Insertion, per square OO 8ub"WKiiefU Insertions, per aqua re Kuul Urn solid nonpareil makes one square, and twelve lines make one Inch. Local Xotlom are twenty otnU per line first Inser tion, OReen osnU per line per week. Wants, ete., are ten centu per line nrst Insertion, and five centu per line each subsequent Insertion. iHvua and Marriage notices, Funeral notices and OtMtuartes, are charged at r tular rates. W will not accept any advertisement to follow read ing matter. T Coatrlbator ad Corrrapendeata. We solicit letters and communications upon subjects of general Interna, but such must always be ac companied by a responsible bam. . We Kill not return rejected communications. e ped men copies sent tree of charge. Our mall-books are kept by postofflces, and not by Individual names. In ordering papers changed from one postofBee to another, the names of both postoffices should be Riven. all letters, communications, or anything else for the Iftui. should be addnmsed CALLAWAY KEATING, M.C. QaIXAWaT. I 22 Second street, J. M. Kjtiwo. Memphis. Tenn. iiMll'IUS APPEAL TUESDAY, : JAMAKY 8, 1878. For Slayr, JOHN J0HNS0N.1 TUB KtKCTIOJf. John Johnson, the Democratic nominee for mayor, is Raining strength every day. This is so obvious that it may possibly induce the Independent candidate to withdraw. Many who two weeks ago were inclined to vote for Flippin, see that the dim-option of the Dem ocratic party, by electing a bolter, will en danger the more important elections next August, and have therefore determined to support the nominee for mayor. Every man of sense miut know that the election of Flip pin, as an Independent candidate, disrupts the Democratic party of Shelby county. It will be offering a premium to deserters. It will soar and embitter the true men of the party, who will have no incentive for remain ing faithful to party nominatiosv. It will furnish a crop of Independent candidates for every office in future elections. If a county convention should be called in May or June next to nominate Democratic candidates for all the county offices, a crop of Independents would spring up aa candidates,' and expostulations would be laughed to scorn, for they would point to the example of Flippin, his triumph over the nominee, and. like him, they would hope to secure an elec tion by the Radical vote. The result would be the disorganization of the Democratic party, a multiplicity of candidates, and the election of a Radical sheriff, a Radical clerk of the criminal court, and Radicals to all the county offices. This inevitable result has in duced many to desert Flippin and to renew their allegiance to the organization of the Democratic party, and the prospect is, that John Johnson will be the winning man. It ia a foregone conclusion that Flippin is out of the race. But he ought to be buried so deep that he will never dare to renew his work of treachery to the party whose organization he respects only when it panders to his mania for office. f EYEUY EYE IN TCBSED TO MEM PIUS. The whole country is watching the battle in this city for mayor between the Democ racy and the Independents who nave formed a fusion with Ed. Shaw & Co. Every eye is turned to this city to see whether she will stand by her friends and patrons in clinging to the Democratic organization and in repu diating the Independents, who are more odious to the southern people than the Radi cals on whom they rely for support. Nearly every Democratic newspaper published in the radius of country to which Memphis looks for support, has denounced the treach ery of Flippin. We have published many of the comments of the press on this contest tor mayor, and in another column will be found other extracts, uttering the same unvarying condemnation of Flippin and indorsement ot the Appeal. The Pino Bluff Press no doubt reflects the sentiments of the people among whom it so large ly circulates, and the merchants of Memphis are familiar with the valuable trade of this portion of Arkansas. The south ern people who trade with Memphis and rejoice in her prosperity, look with indignation and horror at the idea of our people electing a mayor by an alliance with the Radicals. They are our friends, and they unite in advising us to remain true to that party which after ar duous labor succeeded in wresting the south from the hands of the very men to whom Flippin now looks to secure his election. The people who reside in that vast scope of rich country, and whose trade goes far to sustain Memphis, to feed its laborers, to build its warehouses, and to furnish it with life com forts and opulence, after ten long, weary years have thrown off the yoke of despotism and corruption, and gained possession of their local self-governments through the or ganization of the Democratic party. At once there was peace and tranquillity. Good men were elected to office. The election of John R. Flippin as an Independent candidate would be declaring that the Dem ocratic party, which redeemed the south, was incompetent to rule the country it had liber ated, and hence we must place our city and county governments undt r the control of such Independents as Flippin, elected by our com mon enemy, the Radical. Such a result in Memphis would encourage throughout the south the organization of such alliances as triumphed here in Memphis, the metropolis of the south. It would certainly give over Shelby county once again to the party whose horrid misrule was a disgrace to civilization, and if the disaffection led by Memphis should succeed, once more the rich country that fur nishes Memphis with trade would be blasted by the rule of the old enemy restored to power. These considerations induce the outside friends of Memphis to take a deep in terest in the contest for mayor, and to express their condemnation of Flippin's apostasy. THE HIGH MCnOOL QUESTION, The question of "High School or no High School" is assuming paramount importance in the approaching election. The interests involved in the election of the Democratic candidate for the mayoralty, great as we consider them, are to the people of Memphis small indeed compared with the mighty in terests attending the solution of our high school question. "Who shall be Mayor?" is a problem of to-day. "Shall our High School be Aboli&hed?" is a question not only affect ing thefpresent, but reaching far beyond it into the great future. The answer to this question, on the seventeenth day of the pres ent month, has a depth of import which, for this and coming generations in onr city, can not be overestimated. We desire, therefore, that it may occupy a position of special prom inence before the minds of the people, to the end that the popular will may be expressed with such energy and emphasis that all or ganized opposition to the high school may forever cease, and that institution be estab lished among us "for all future generations." There is likely to be plenty of light on the subject, and the public will act upon it with a clear understanding of all its bearings and a thorough canvass of its merits. In its issue of Iecember2sth the ledger proposes to dis cus the question on principle, yt surely it could not have meant the public to under stand that the ledger wished to discuss the foundation principle, viz: the right of a gov ernment to tax its citizens for educational purposes, since this has already been decided in the highest of all tribunals public opin ion. In short, it has been practically deter mined that sush taxation is just and proper, and it is toe lata even for the Ledger, fresh from its victory over the "mule-box monop oly," and carrying upon its brow the laurels lately acquired in reducing street-car fare from ten to five cents, to op pose a principle which has been settled beyond controversy. We assume, therefore, that our cotemporary will not thus go to the root of the whole matter, and as he has hitherto seemed to await the action of the Appeal, in order that he may obtain pabulum for arguments on the other side of the question, wo propose again to furnish him with some "nuts to crack." We do this the more readily because we are pained to discover in the Ledger, which we have so often found an able and consistent advocate of the interests of Memphis and an untiring coadjutor in all our efforts to build up this city, a disposition to pull down and destroy an institution which we, in common with the large majority of our citizens, consider the only thing worth preserving amidst the present wreck of our municipal affairs. It is our purpose, then, to state, in brief, all the possible arguments which may be used to in fluence the approaching election of school visitors and to answer them seriatim : First It has been and may be urged that a high school was not contemplated by our charter. The charter most certainly contem plated the necessity for such an extension of the curriculum in the section which confers upon the school board the power to "pre scribe higher branches of study than those taught in the public schools of other cities." This provision, so far from being a "dis jointed addenda," in the words of Colonel-B. P. Anderson, clearly indicates a purpose on the part of the legislature and the authors of the charter to provide for the educational necessi ties of the (then) future. The charter did not, in so many words, establish the present high school,' and for a similar reason Shelby county did not erect a four-hundred-thousand-dollar jail, viz: be cause the educational necessities of the community did not then require the one nor its court business then demand the other. The charter very discreetly left to the future the demands of the future, and did not pro vdie for an infant in its swaddling-clothes the habiliments of manhood. This provision having been carried out according to the plain purpose of the legislature, when the present charter was granted, has -not the high school become, to all intents, a part and parcel of the system, and therefore subject only to legislative control? Have not the people of Memphis acquked by this executive act of the board of education a vested right in this as in the rest of the public school sys tem? Second It has been and may be urged that the high school is of recent growth, and its establishment is associated in the minds of many the editor of the Ledger included with a species of educational transcenden talism, indulged in by Boston and other cities. That the high school is of very recent growth cannot be denied, and while the fact is a most serious reflection upon our enter prise as a city and our intelligence as citi zens, yet its history during that period ia one of the most potent arguments in its favor, when it is remembered how grand and faith ful a work it has done in its sphere of labor, how many boys and girls it has sent forth in to the community furnished with a plain and practical education for the business of life many of them joining the corps of teachers, and zealously laboring to educate the igno rant of our' community and when we behold in it, as all who desire can do, such adapta tion to our educational wants and such prom ise of future usefulness. The high school was conceived in no spirit of theory and is imbued with no spirit of transcendentalism. It is far from both under its present organization whatever objections it may have at times been obnoxious to as zenith from nadir. Nothing will so readily prove this as a review of the course of study pursued at the present time in the high school. The high school curriculum with which, by the way, the editor of the Ledger must have but a limited acquaintance is as follows: First year, physical geography, algebra, Latin, natural philosophy, English history, arithmetic, English grammar, reading and spelling. This year in the high school is de voted to a thorough and general review of the work of the grammar grades (sixth, seventh and eighth), with the addition of Latin, algebra, English history, physical geography and natural philosophy. Latin is optional. Algebra is taught in order that the principles of arithmetic (of which it is only the universal application by means of symbols) may be further explained, simplified and impressed upon the pupil's understand ing. Of the practical utility of English his tory and its connection with American educa tion it is unnecessary to speak. Physical geography is a natural sequel to that of the graded department, and while a man can do without it, yet in an agricultural country like ours, and living on the banks of the largest river on the globe, it does seem as if this study should form a part of the most ordinary education. Natural philosophy is pursued with direct reference to giving pupils a prac tical knowledge of the principles of mechanics sad their applic ations to machinery and the arts in which men actually earn a livelihood. In the second year the course consists of rhetoric, chemistry, Latin, geometry, algebra, history of England, and English grammar, with occasional reviews of grammar-grade studies. Rhetoric is pursued with a direct regard for its application to composition, and its principles inculcated by requiriuir of classes original essays and topics on a variety of subjects. To say that the study of rhetoric is of no value in an ordinary education would be to affirm the same thing of gram mar, since they are most intimately associated in study and practice, and it is of as much importance to be able to write even a business letter with the aid of proper language as it is to spell the words correctly or to write them in a legible hand. The man who ignores the study of chemistry, entering as it does into the most ordinary affairs of life, and being as it is a most important factor in all the mechanic arts, will surely live to regret it, and we can think of no study which affords more practical information on as many branches of human industry as chemistry. Let a man be a denizen of the deepest and darkest coal mine; let him be a searcher of the precious metals in California, an apothe cary, a physician, a photographer, an iron moulder, a steamboat engineer, a telegraph operator, or engaged in a hundred other em ployments which we might name, he will find at every step a practical benefit from chemis try. In the third year, geometry and geology are taught in addition to a portion of the second-year course. The instruction in geome try is not a thing of rote, but is directed to its practical application and its use by survey ors, and the idea is constantly held up to view that pupils are required to learn its principles not simply as an exercise of mem ory, but in order that, if one should be a mechanic, such knowledge may render him a better and more intelligent one; that he may build b more substantial house, practice more economy in the choice of building materials, make a stronger and more beautiful arch, if he is a brickrnason; make a better tire, if he is ablackamith; and do many other practical and useful tilings in the most ordinary em ployments t.-f human life, in all of which a knowledge of geometry renders material as sistance to men who would be better artisans for such knowledge. Geology is taught in the high school with special reference to the soil, mineral resources, etc., of Tennessee, information upon which promises to be of in finite practical value to its possessor in the near future, and if such knowledge does not contribute most directly to his own fortune, as well as to the prosperity of his State, the fault will lie with him and not with the high school, whose aim it was to give him such practical instruction in the natural resources cf his State as will, rightly applied, put money in bis pocket. Third It has been charged, and will doubtless be reiterated, that the high school exists at the expense, if not to the positive detriment, of the graded schools. Put this proposition merely on a moral ground and a visitor to our schools, who would care to in quire about the matter, would ptobably hear just three thousand one hundred and ninety eight voices raised in defence of the high school, as the inspiration of their highest ef forts and the goal of their proudest hopes. The subject of expense has been heretofore treated in the Appeal, and our article was supplemented by a most admirable communi cation from Mr. M. B. Trezevant. We showed in that article that the existence of a high school was a public benefit, resulting not only in great blessings to all classes, educational ly, but actually saving many hundreds of dollars; and we also demonstrated, in a man ner which ought to convince any but the most unreasonable mind, that the continu ance and success of the high school was the means of stopping a continuous annual drain from the cash resources of Memphis, amount ing to many thousands every year, and that only by its support and encouragement cculd our community hope to retain the pupils who now seek for eign cities and pay extravagant prices for tu ition inferior to that which could be furnished them at home. The Ledger says, with an air of confidence: "Those who propose to leave our city for other schools, will leave anyhow," etc.; but the editor certainly for gets that such a course is in direct opposition to the diajfites of common sense, and that it is by no means the ordinary practice of peo ple in this world to pay one thousand, or even three hundred, dollars a year for tuition ia New York, which they can buy in Mem phis for one-half that sum. Our cotempo rary, in another place, says: "If there were no public high school, at least one hundred of the one hundred and twenty now in attend ance there would go to the private institu tions heretofore mentioned, whose numbers, collectively, are now," etc. "This additional one hundred would double the number of stu dents," etc. "These private schools would then reduce their tuition to half, both on account of the competition for the present high school patronage and from the fact that they could afford to do it. Public opinion would demand it, and they would yield even more gracefully than our street-cars came to five-cent fares." The crudeness of the prop ositions contained in the above extracts is so glaring, the work of our cotemporary's im agination so vividly displayed, and the utter want of basis for its statements, either in common sense or experience, so plain, that it seems necessary merely to point them out to prove the assertion. In the first place, we insist that in case the high school were abol ished at taast forty of its present pupils would be sent to other cities; but, even supposing that all attended the private schools, of which our cotemporary boasts, is he not begging the question when he confidently states that they would reduce their rates one-half? On the contrary, reason and experience must teach every man that if the private instruction of this city could have the competition of our high school removed, they would then possess such a complete monopoly of education in Memphis as to be enabled to raise their tui tion with impunity to any sum they saw fit to charge. That they would most assuredly do o, and the peeple thus spend thousands more than the sum now paid for the support of the high school, our knowledge of human nature will not let us doubt for an instant. Re move the competition of the free high school, and seven dollars and a half per month would shortly be a most reasonable figure at any private school in Memphis. Our cotempora ry's ideas on this subject are therefore per fectly Utopian, and undeserving of serious consideration. It would prove no "mule-box monopoly," and he would find the task of reducing school rates anything but a "five cent fare" piece of business. Will the public now answer whose "enthusiasm has got the better of his judgment?" KEHYPOTUECATIO-Y. The rehypothecation of securities held as collateral for loans, as shown in the case of two large concerns recently become bankrupt in New York, is exciting the attention of all commercial men. The New York World says: The Nettera were discovered to have made it a practice to hypothecate securities on which they had lent money, for larger sums than those which they advanced. There could be but one purpose in this, namely, to raise money from other peoDle without their knowledge. This differs widely from merely replacing money lent by borrowing it else where on the same securities; so that to speak of the practice of the Nettera as "rehypothe cation' is a misuse of terms. Moreover, where securities are rehypothecated as a business and the business of some loan-brokers is le gitimately and openly conducted in this way the broker pays a lower rate of interest than he receives, and the difference is his proper profit. But the Netters secured cus tom by offering money at rates below the market, using this inducement in order to secure unusually large margins; after which they borrowed on these securities at a smaller margin, thus getting the use of the difference between their lending and borrowing, and of course paid the current rates for money. They must have commonly lost on the rate of interest, but it was precisely this that ena bled them to take for their own use money borrowed on the property of other people. Had their speculations turned out very suc cessful, their practice might have escaped de tection; but this was not the case, and then losses and personal expenses brought them a week or ten days ago to a point where some of their borrowers found them out, and this led to the explosion of the whole affair, when both partners in the firm ran away. The New York Herald observes on the same subject: This novel form of swindling ought not to be a difficult one for the legislature to deal with. The rehypothecation of securities should be made a misdemeanor punishable by heavy penalties. It is a clear breach of the understanding between the loaner of the money and the borrower who deposits the security, and therefore a plain breach of trust. It is a thing to be done by the stock exchange through its rules, in the absence of legisla tion by the legislature. The right thing for the law-making power to do is to pass an act making the rehypothecation of negotiable se curities a misdemeanor punishable by fine in cases where the offender is solvent and by imprisonment in cases where he is insolvent. It would ba better to make the penalty con sist of fine, imprisonment, or both, in the dis cretion of the court; say a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thou sand dollars, or imprisonment for not lees than six months nor more than five years, with liberty to inflict both in aggravated cases. A reasonable judge would impose a simple fine when there was property to pay it, because in such cases there could have been no intention of fraud. When the offender was insolvent, or on the brink of in solvency, a fraudulent intent would be pre sumable and the proper penalty would be imprisonment- It would require only two or three convictions and sentences under such a bad law to eradicate this abuse of trust. The New York Post suggests: A good part of the rottenness of the National trust company was concealed undr the head of "temporary loans." If it can not be done without the aid of the legislature, then that body should prescribe that in the statements which are furnished to the de partment at Albany everything which is clas sified under the head of "temporary loans" shall be itemized; that is, the securities hy pothecated to secure these loans shall be given, also their market value and the name of the borrower. It would then be impossi ble tor any company to cover up under this head either speculative stocks of doubtful value, or worthless "securities" for which there is not even a market at .the stock ex change. The New York Bulletin observes: It is not to be supposed that these two firms can have carried on this sort of business to such an extent as they have without others also being engaged in it. Indeed, there is every reason to suppose that the amount bor rowed in this way ia vastly larger than is generally imagined, and these loans are not confined to stock exchange circles. There are foreign exchange houses who do a con siderable business of this kind, the modus operandi of their transactions being as fol lows: They issue their bills on London; the gold proceeds they lend for currency; the currency they lend to a stock dealer, receiving his collaterals; the col laterals they use either to get A 1 exchange wherewith to strengthen their credit In Europe, or to borrow money to be reloaned upon collateral. If these transactions are undertaken when the rates of exchange are high, the afford a profit through covering the bills when rates are lower, besides in other obvious ways leaving a gain; but, if the chances go against the operator, where does the stock dealer stand who has advanced collateral worth twenty per cent, more than the amount he has borrowed? He has to buy it back from the second holder for whatever he may have advanced upon it. To many firms who have lost their capital, but not quite their credit, this Js&est invention of high financing ia such an attraction that there is too much reason to fear that a large portion of the outstanding stock exchange loans may be more or less vitiated by it. WHAT WJB WAIT. It is not whether we want high schools or not. Of course we want them. We want several new railroads. We want a bridge across the Mississippi. We want several new lines of street-cars, and we want, oh, how sadly, new . pavements on our busiest thoroughfares. Ledger, of January 4th. All these "wants'' are similar except that "want" which lies nearest to the hearts of our cotemporary, which is of a very different kind. Wantingirailroads, and bridges, and street-car lines, and new pavements, means a desire to build up the country, to add to its prosperity by calling into aid new and useful elements of material wealth. To obliterate the high school, to abolish the finest educa tional institution of Memphis, is not to build up where nothing previously existed, but to tear down and demolish a structure which has required gears of toil atd care to erect. and the abolishment of which will leave a " want " which can never again be supplied, You say consumption cannot be cured. It can, by this new principle, new way, Dr. J H. M' Lean's couerh and lung healing globules The healing gas generated when sucking them being inhaled, stop tubercula irritation and cure cousrhs, colds, hoarseness, consump tion or any diseases of throat or lung. Trial boxes, by mail, 25 cts. Dr. J. H. M'Lean's office, 314 Chestnut street, St. Louis, Missouri. f Advices from the Cariboo mining district, in British Columbia, continue of the -most favored nature; new quartz lodes being struck, and the rock proving of a singularly uniform character. Building in Victoria is projected, and already commenced on an un usual scale. 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Xmpotenoy u the result of self-abaae In youth, aextml excesses in ma turer years, or othsr cause, and producing some o f the fol lowing Sects: Nervousness, Seminal Rmlsiions, (night sin is Ions by dreama), Dlmaea of Bight, Defective Memory, Phy sical Decay, Pimple on Face, Aversion u Society of Female, Coc fusion of Idea, Loss of fiexual Pover. sc., renderinc maxriage improper or unhappy, are thoroughly and perm. nently cured. SYPHII IS P011 CUrd nd cn ttreiy eradicate from th svstcm; GoilOXTheft GLEET. Stricture, Orchitis, Hernia, lor Rupture Flit and other private disease quickly cured. It Is self-evident that a phy sloian who pays special attenuoa to a pertain class of dlnasos, end treating thousands annu ally, acquire treat skilL Physicians knowing this (act often recommend persons to my care. When It 1 inconvenient to TiU the city for treatment, medicine can be sent privateiy aad safely by mall or express anywhere. Cures Guaranteed in all Casea undertaken . Cousaitatious personally or by letter free and invited. Charge reasonable and correspondence strictly oonfi1nUal, A PRIVATE COUNSELOR. Of 300 pure, sent to any address, securely sealed, for thirty 00) cent. Should be read by alL Address as above i tVTirs ITom DA. S. Hifr. ml. ouuuar- J w a NO CURE-NO FEE! vi- f Ir.A.. lvMte tall 181 East Washington Street, Chlraeo, fr the cure of ail Private, chronlo asa special uiieaMs, peniiniu n eahnrws Nervous Debility, and Lot Mmhool, permanently cured. Dr.O.is a graduate of the IV Wm School, and u- no Mercury; haj tbe latY9 practice in the United States. LAIHES requiring- treaU nunt with Wi and hoard, call or write. Kvcrv convenience for mUenU. Bend Flftv Cent for MARKIAfi GV'Il'KE ?T5 Wm,t llostrated. MAKKIKD I-AD1K.H and irontleinen send Fifty CentsforSaropl of Hubber Goods and Circular oflinportant Information, bv express. Consultation free acd confidential. BeUabl rmile Pills, fS a Box- iO HAVE GOOD HEALTH THE LIVKH UH KliPT IN ORlIU r Pamphlei. addrw Dr. Sanrono. New Vl PRESCRIPTION FREG. FOR THE SPEEDY CURE of Seminal Weakness, Lost Manhood and all disorders brought on br Indiscretion or excess. Any drugelst has the Ingre dients. JJK. Z W., 180 West 91itn street. Cincinnati. O. Obstacles to Marriage Removed. HAPPY RELIEF TO YOUNG MEN from the ef fects of errors and abuses In early life. Man hood Restored. Impediments to Marriage re moved. New method of treatment New and re markable remedies. Books and circulars sent free, In sealed envelopes. Howard Association, 419 N. Ninth street, Philadelphia, ra. An institu tion having a high reputation for honorable conduct and professional smii. AMERICAN Soft Capsule Co. 's Metallic Boxed Good now ready. Address Victor K. M auger. New York. XOTICE. Executor's Kotice. rriBS undersigned having this day qualified as Ex- I . . . V. - 1 .. ' 1 XT x E .11 iwsnns having accounts, debts or claims, aealnst the said deceased are requested to present tbe same without delay. December 17. mil. JKSSE A. FORREST, WM. M. FORREST, Estes & Ellett. Attorneys. Executors. Election Notice. UNION AND PLANTERS BANK or MEMPHIS, I Memphis, Turn.. December 10, 1877. i Stockholders are hereby notified that an annual election for Fifteen Directors, to serve for the ensu ing year, will be held at this Bank on Bloaday, January 14, 1878, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. S. P. BEAD, Cashier. STATE NATIONAL BANK, I Hkwhis, Txnh., December V. 1877. f a meeting of the stockholders of this Bank will be held on TUESDAY, 8th day of January next, at their banking-house, for the purpose of electing Thirteen Directors to serve for the ensuing year. Polls open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. J. A. HAYES. Ja, Cashier. NOTICE. THERE will be a meeting of the stockholders of the German National Bank, at their banking house, on TUESDAY, January 8th next, between the hours of 11 a.111. and 1 p.m., for the purpose ot electing Thirteen Directors to serve the ensuing year. MARTIN GRIFFIN. Cashier. JEWELRY. V. B. THAYER JEWELRY! Silverware, Diamonds, Clocks, Spectacles, Medals, Doorplates. Any article made In gold duplicated. Repairing of Watches and Jewelry by first laM workmen, and our prices from 5 to 20 per ct. below Malnst. 310 Second Street, near Monroe. LOAX ASSOCIATIONS. MEMPHIS Building and Savings Association alMMENCED business January 1. 1873. "The (Kdegt in the Oily." Working successfully, and has 3800 shares In operation, will Issue a NEW SERIES, beginning with January 1, 1878. Shares can be had at once by applying to the Secretary. This Association has loaned out nearly S'iOO.OUO to citizens ot Memphis to aid and assist In building and purchasing HOMES- Six per cent, interest al lowed on advance payments. Withdrawals on one month' g notice. Next regular meeting January 7, 1878, at 41 Madison street, basement. Money to loan. Stock for sale. No back dues. O. H. JUDAH, President. S. Storm, Secretary. P.P. Election of Officers and Directors January 7, 1878, at 7:80 p. mu r p" A. C. TRKA1WELL. A. U. ADTKE1YELJL. 1TREADWE (3UCCK3SORS TO A. C Wholesale Grocers No. il UXIOIV STREET. MK3IPHIS. TKXBU 10,000 bundle Iron Tie, SO tlerr.es) Horns, SO tterrrM Iartl. SOO brl. Kcflsed Sasar, ov-rif Keg) SOOO barrelN Halt. ST" Conslgnmentsof Gotten solicited, and liberal store ,ap wnll aa that eonstsnAd to ua by river, unless CHARLES 11ERZ0G. Mmm aai Bsekulliri 316 and 3161 Main St., Memphis. Wrapping-Paper and Paper-Bags a specialty. Printing, of all kinds, done at short notice and best rates. D. T. PORTES. n, V. PORTER, TAYLOR & CO., Wholesale Grocers, ANI Cotton 300 FRONT ST., Bet. Agents for Champion Plows and EW GOODS! 200 brls. choice and prime Louisiana Molasses. lOO hbds. new Louisiana Sugar various grades. 1800 sks. Bio. Java and Laguyra Coffee. 1000 tierces, half-barrels and buckets Lard. 000 pkgs. Mackerel and WhlteQsh. 1000 oris. Flour various grades. 1500 boxes new Factory Cheese. 1000 boxes, halves and quarters new Raisins. 11)0 boxes new Turkish Prunes md Currants. 25 cases new layer Figs and Leghorn Citron. 2(0 pkgs. Teas and Chocolate. 100 oris. Louisiana and Texas Pecans, new crop Aimonas, liDerts ana ureamnuis. 500 boxes Firecrackers. With a full line of Canned Goods, Liquors, Cigars, craae, 336 Front, corner Union SLEDGE, MAY & CO., GROCERS and COTTON FACTORS Nos. 371 and SI. H. COOVEB. Ooover MANUFACTCREKS OP DOORS, SASH, BLINDS.Etc FRAMES OF ALL KINDS MADE TO ORDER. TflOBOCSHIiY SEASON El Flooring. Ceiling, Siding and Dressed Lumber of all kinds, kept constantly on hand. Gin-work and Tanks made to order. Also Cottonwood Flooring, Ceiling' and Siding for sale. Vie beg an Inspection of our large stock. 161 and 173 Washington St., Memphis. W. A. WILLIAMS. WI3L3LIAMS fc OO. MANUFACTURERS OF Lumber, Shingles and Lath! DOORS, SASH FRUIT AND PACKING BOXES 1 OFFICE AND YARD : Corner Gayoso and Second Sts. IMCexxxaTi 1 , A. VACCABO. B. YACCAEO. A. VACOARO & CO IMPOBTEBS WINES, LIQUORS So CIGARS, No. 324 Front street. Memphis. SOLE AGENTS FOB COOK'S CHAMPAGNE IJITKRIAIU CLARKE, JOHNSON & CO. COTTON - COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 370 Front street, Memuhis, Tenn. NAPOLEON HILL. HILL, FONTAINE & CO. COTTOET FACTOKS AND WHOIJES A TYK GROCERS. 2GO and &32 Front street, Memphis, Tenn. J. It. GODWIN. L. 1. MULL1NS, Jr. J. R. GODWIN & CO. Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 336 Front Street, Memphis. its 3Tox" tHx9 S. S. TBE A.D WELL . . & r. TBHADWELL BROS.), and Cotton - Factors, Of FEB FOB NALii SOM rolls llrvxpiM, sMo barrel" How 1UOO nails I.ani. 100 rukl liaeon, KM hb.il. Kb yar, jeoo barrel WUUky nans. 1 KM) fcauc Jiee 5H pWsrtt. Xeiv HaekereL IOOO Dkc Tnbocr, Teirether with a full line of Ca.se ueods. advances in a-1 on Aarse. All Cotton lnured waileio nttwrwlw inninietnl. LOUIS HERZOU. TAYLOR. 8. W. MACRAE Factors, Madison and Monroe. the Celebrated Cheek Cotton Press. 600 boxes Fancy Candles, Sugar Toys and FrntU 500 cases Jellies and Prunes all styles. BOO barrels, halves and boxes pickles all style. 500 cases Sardines, Lobsters, Salmon A Shnmia 300 cases new Brandy Cherries and Peaches. 500 boxes fresh Crackers and Biscuits. 100 boxes Oatmeal and Cracked Wheat. 25 brls. new Buckwheat Flour.) 25 brls. Louisiana Oranges. 1 0 hhds. Cocoanuts. 200 half-barrels and buckets Mince-Meat, Apple and reach Buuer. 200 pkgs. Sfclced Pigs' Feet. Tobacco, Etc., not mentioned above, for sale low to the at street, Memphis, Tenn. 373 Main Street. WH. HIJLL.FR. & Miller, B. i. FlaJJft AND BLINDS. SAW-MILL AND YARD : North Front Street. Tennessee. Am B. TACCABO. J AND DEAL EES I2T FACTORS AND i, FONTAIN E, JEROME HILL S. XL. JLcCALLUJl Oxrlip Ootton-Tle. j XOX-EXI'LOHIVE OIL,. Safety. Economy and Brilliancy! A Xon-afivploslve Oil! SOLAR LIGHT Is highest test made from superior crude: Is without color, odor or smokx- u anHnir- Iwater white color; will not explode while barnlug In jCilainp nor In any way, as It does not contain any of explosive compounds so irequently met with ordin ary oils for Illuminating. A lamp with Solar Light Oil. If upset or brokeu accidentally, will not exnlotl or bum. It Is free from all the dangerous gases which are usually found In Illuminating oils made rrora petroleum, oyiueuse or which has been caused so much destruction ot life and property. H. WETTER & CO. SOLE PROPRIETORS, DEALERS IX OILS AND LAMPS COTTON FACTORS. JONES, BROWN & CO Cotton Factors AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS 266 Front Street, Memphis. HAVING ample faculties for handling cotton, respectfully solicit consignments. All cotton will be bandied In strict conformity to the Rules and Regulations of tbe Cotton Exchange. Bugging, Ties rjd Plantation Surrilie. furrtHhed daw DlSI'EXSAKl. Madison Dispensary,' SDl S. Clwk Sk. ChicM. TU. BR. r. BICtlOW trott. .11 GSXCAL ASw It. HHkUaATOKKHd . MCIAL riimUTI. liKKVOLs.NkaK, iBPUTlM. BLOTCHKS09 .pmoc fo (nu noriwe Hla M LftLULAt. A IwiluK ni 8KXXAL PATHOLOGY. work df kAU i&m PAcA ILLl'hTKATkS. iwftwinln. mac. tAu W. n-"vrr before published, not for 60 eu. in a avured mrdop. CONSULT ATIOX. ftM ul COS) ISKSTIAh OOkM bull AB. U I BL Sundaj. 2 CO 4 p UL. ir. 1. S. Johnson's ; PRIVATE Medical Dispensary, No. 17 JEFFERSON STREET, Betweea Blalm and Croat. Slempkia. KCTABLXSHXD TJT I860. DR. JOHNSON Is acknowledged by all parties In terestd as bj far the most successful physician In tbe treatment of private or secret diseases. Quick, thorough and permanent cures guaranteed In every case, male or female. Recent cases of Gonorrhea and Sjphills cured In a few days, without tbe use ot mercury, cbanee of diet, or hindrance from business. Secondary Syphilis, tbe last vestige eradicated with out the use of mercury. Involuntary loss of semen stopped In a short time. Sufferers from 1m potency or loss of sexual powers restored to free vigor In a few weeks. Victims ct self-abuse aad excessive venery, suffering from spermatorrhea and loss ct physical and mental power, speedily and perma nently cured. Particular attention paid to tbe Dlseasea ct Women, and cures guaranteed. iVThroat and Lung Diseases cured by new remedies, All consultations strictly confidential. Medicines sent by express to all parts of tbe coun try. Office hours from 8 a.m. to v p.m. Sundays from 8 to R P.m. D. S. JOHNSON. M. D. SPECIALISTS. DR. T. G. BRACKING, T ATB Of NASHVILLE, TEXNESSEE. IS LO 1 1 cated at 27 South Court street, Memphis, Tennessee. His reputation In the successful and speedy cure of female wf-asr of every form and duration, and of surgical diseases, etc, being so extensively and favorably known, is sufficient, be hopes, to insure tbe continuance of that liberal patronage and blgb conlidence which be has enjoyed for years past. Large numbers of patients have visited him from huwtreds of mile, many of them bed-ridden and helpless, and were happily cured. Tbe wealthy and elite from everywhere consult blm. Thousands of obstinate cases have been cured by blm all over tbe country. Medicines sent to any ad dress for the certain relief of scanty and puirtful periods. His success In tbe cure of cancerous dis eases, fistulas of all kinds, piles, ete., u without any knoiPti parallel. Any desired amount of the best possible references and testimonials. In and out of tbe profession, can be seen at bis ofilce. Dr. Brack ing Is a graduate of tbe University of Pennsylvania, and ban studied tbe different schools of medicine as well, and has all the facilities that money can afford (and charges reasonable). He sleeps at bis office, 27 South court street, where night calls are prom ptlyresponded to. THE ONLY TKEATJIFaXT R. W. C. COTJDEN, formerly of Louisville, Ky., who is so celebrated for the treatment or t.aai- rer, PilcH and Opium Habit, is permanently located in Memphis, Tenn., and nas tauei. rooms at (jiaatam'H Hotel, where be may be consulted. From hundreds wbo bave been cured of Cancer by his treatment, we give a few prominent names: Bev. O. W. Mitchell, ot Athens, Alabama, who was cured In 186H Rev. Mitchell will take pleasure In answer ing any letters of inquiry addressed to him; 3. B. Trotter. Prospect, Giles county, Tennessee, cured In 1870; James Moffatt, Troy, Obion county, Tennes see, cured In 1 KrtX. A few names of prominent per sons cured In the last year in Alabama: tiov. Geo. S. Houston, Montgomery; Capt. H. C Baldwin, Jacob Magee. D. E. Hugee,J. M. Thompson, H. G. Blount. J. M. Foster, C. S. Hugee, Mrs. Wm. Deason. all of Mobile; Hon. Lewis M. Stone, Carroll ton, Pickens county. Alabama; all of the above cured of Cancer; M. J. M. Mason, Wm. B. Austin, George w". Bicardo, of Mobile, cured of Piles. PILES A cure guaranteed, no matter how long standing. OPIUM HABIT Cured In thirty days. Send for Dr. COUDSN'3 Cancer Journal, Riving mode of treatment and large list of cases cured. Office hours from 10 a.m. to 12 m.. and 8 to 5 p.m UNDERTAKERS. . H. HOL6T. T. W. HOLfiT. G. II. HOLST & BKO. UNDERTAKERS. SSSO 31 a In, opp. Feabody Hotel. ALWAYS on hand, a large assortment of Metallic Cases and Caskets, and Wooden Coffins, A every description. fzr Orders by telegraph paomptir Oiled, anf ae shipped C O. fK J AS. FLAHERTY. J J. SULLIVAN. Flaherty & Sullivan, UNDERTAKERS, 317 Second Street, near Honroe A METALLIC AND WOODEN BURIAL CAS S3 1VX and Caswts. Elegant Bobes, Gents' Suits and CoCin Trimmings. Orders by telegraph sent promptly C. O. D. Special attention paid to embalming. WHISKY. THOS. GAFF J AS. W. GAFF I HSXBT W. SMITH T. & J. W. AF F & CO. Distillers of Bourbon and Bye Al'KO KA, IX I) I A X A. BKNBT W. SMITH THOS. GAFF I J A3. W. GAFF HENRY W. SMITH & CO., KE-DISTLLLEKS OF BOURBON & HIE WHISKIES, C1XC1XXATI. OHIO. All goods made by the above bouses, hilly guaranteed aa represented. K. B. CLAKKh, Sole Agent for Memphis. No. H Hownnl Row. UOBSS&31lTLr;S FOC SALJS J. B. & W. A. Faires, (Late of Forrest ft Faires), Dealers In MTJXES & HORSES IVo. 55 Union street, lYer Fostofflce Memphis, Tenn. A large assortment ot Stock always on hand. Kvar thing guaranteed as repro ntxL troars aollctted.